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Project Summary
Project Name: DEWA’s Hassyan Coal-based Independent Power Project (IPP) - Phase I
Facility Type: Power
Client: Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa)
Budget (US $): 3,400,000,000
Project Initiation: Not Given
Project Completion:: Mar 02, 2021
Status: EPC Awarded,
Location: Hassyan
Project Current Status

Bids submission deadline has been extended for the contract to provide advisory services for phase III of Hassyan clean coal power plant project. Bids are now due to be submitted by 26 February, 2018. (January 2018)

Project History
  • Dewa planned Independent Power Project .IPP. at Hassyan. .December 2010.
  • Dewa to launch the tender to build IPP by summer..January 2011.
  • Dewa to invite bids for IPP in March. .March 2011.
  • Dewa received around 30 expressions of interest .EOI. from developers to build its IPP and Companies will be prequalified and sent the request for proposals as part of the evaluation of the EOIs. By the end of this month. . April 2011.
  • DEWA has prequalified companies to build and operate its independent power project .IPP  1.. Under the contract, the winning bidder will take a 51 per cent stake in the Hassyan 1 IPP and the bidder will be responsible for the development, financing, design engineering, procurement, manufacture, construction, permitting, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the power plant and associated facilities, as well as fuel. .May 2011.?
  • DEWA has named the frontrunner for the project. A consortium of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, Marubeni Corporation of Japan and E&S Corporation of South Korea submitted the lowest bid worth $1.3 billion and are frontrunners.. December 2011.
  • DEWA has received four bids for the project and the bids are expected to be awarded in February 2012, the consortiums for the contract are: TAQA, Marubeni Corporation & E&S Corporation, GS Engineering & Construction Corporation, International Company for Power & Water, KEPCO & Samsung,QEWC, QPI, and Siemens Project Ventures.. December 2011.
  • Dewa has deferred plans to build the $1.3 billion Hassyan independent power and water project, citing increased efficiency at existing power plants. .April 2012.
  • Dewa has invited bids for the advisory services contract on its first IPP at Hassyan. .August 2013.
  • Potential advisers have been asked to submit bids as a consortium of financial, legal and technical experts by 9 October. .September 2013.
  • A consortium led by the UK s EY .formerly Ernst & Young. has been appointed as financial advisor for the IPP project. .February 2014.?
  • Dewa to raise the required financing needed for the project and move forward in absence of interest from private investors and banks. .March 2014.
  • DEWA extends the deadline to 30 April from 24 April to submit expressions of interest .EoI. for the contract to develop its clean coal and solar independent power projects (IPPs). (April 2014)
  • Dewa has received prequalification entries from 17 companies for the contract to develop IPP. (May 2014)
  • Eight firms have been invited to bid for clean coal project. (September 2014)
  • Bids submission deadline for coal project has been extended to early 2015. (September 2014)
  • Bid submission deadline to develop coal IPP has again been extended to 26 March. (January 2015)
  • Dewa has again extended the bid deadline for coal IPP. Bids are now due on 30 April. (March 2015)
  • Bids have been submitted for the contract to develop coal IPP. (April 2015)
  • Acwa consortium has submitted the lowest bid at 5.177 US cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) to develop the IPP. (May 2015)
  • Dewa has issued tender for the Substation Unit at the power project site at Hassyan. Bids are due on 30 September. The contract scope involves supply, installation, testing & commissioning of Hassyan Coal (HSYNCOAL) 400KV station and associated modification works. (August 2015)
  • Dewa has invited bids from contractors for providing consultancy services for ‘Utilization of Coal Combustion By-Products’ from Hassyan Complex. Last date to submit bids is 25 October. (September 2015)
  • Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia and its Chinese partner, Harbin Electric has been selected as the preferred consortium to build and operate the clean coal power project. (October 2015)
  • Alstom has been selected as the lead EPC contractor by Acwa Power / Harbin Electric consortium. US-based NRG Energy will partner in plant operation.The plant will be fitted with Alstom's leading ultra-supercritical technology (boiler and steam turbine generator), and will have full dual fuel capability, able to fire sub-bituminous coal as well as natural gas as back-up fuel. It will also include advanced environmental control systems such as electrostatic precipitators (ESP) and seawater flue gas desulphurisation (SWFGD) systems. (October 2015)
  • DEWA is in discussions to double the capacity from current 1200MW to 2,400MW for the proposed contract for Saudi firm Acwa Power and China’s Harbin, which means the consortium to also be awarded the second phase of 1,200MW. (February 2016)
  • RWE Power International ME has been awarded the contract to conduct a comprehensive study on the uses of all by-products from using clean coal at the Hassyan power plant. RWE will study on the use of clean coal ash in cement and building materials industries based on local and international standards. (March 2016)
  • Acwa/Harbin consortium, have been signed-up for the main contract to develop the 2,400MW IPP. Alstom of France, part of the US’ GE, will lead the EPC consortium, and will look after the overall engineering of the plant. (July 2016)
  • Contract worth Dh197 million ($53.63 million) for the installation and launching of the main 400 kilovolt (kV) power transformer at the Hassyan Clean Coal Power Plant has been awarded to Siemens of Germany. The contract scope also also involves connecting the 400kV substation with current electricity networks. (August 2016)  
  • Acwa/Harbin consortium has reached a financial close for the project. The $3.4bn project will be funded by debt of $2.5bn and equity of $650mn. (September 2016)
  • Arab Center for Engineering Studies (ACES) of Jordan has won a geotechnical investigation award by CCC for the project. (October 2016)
  • Acwa/Harbin consortium has started construction work on the 2400MW project. (November 2016)
  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has closed the financing package for the project. It is divided between a senior secured loan and secured mezzanine financing. Officials had indicated that around 80 percent of project’s $3.4 billion cost would be provided by commercial bank loans. The cash is being provided by lenders including Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China, First Gulf Bank and Standard Chartered. (December 2016)
  • DEWA has invited companies to submit bids by 24 January, 2018 for providing IPP advisory services for phase III of Hassyan clean coal power plant. (January 2018)
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Project Contract Awards - EPC
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  • Korea Electric Power Corporation .Kepco.
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad of Malaysia
  • Acwa Power
  • Harbin Electric International / General Electric (GE)
  • Acwa Power
  • Harbin Electric International / General Electric (GE)
  • Korea Electric Power Corporation .Kepco.
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad of Malaysia
  • Acwa Power
  • Harbin Electric International / General Electric (GE)
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Project Schedule

May 2014: Shortlisting of firms for the BOO contract of coal IPP
September 2014: ITB for the BOO contract of coal IPP
April 2015: Bids Submission for the BOO contract of coal IPP
October 2015: Contract Awarded for the BOO contract of coal IPP

March 2020-23: Expected start-up and commissioning of 4 units of 600 MW each

Project Scope

The project scope comprises construction of 2400MW plant at Hassyan. Located in Saih Shuaib on the border between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the project will be based on an independent power producer model.

 

The project will be a clean coal-fired plant and is being implemented by an Independent Power Producer, on a build-own-operate basis. The plant is the first phase of the project. It consists of four units of 600 MW net power each, which will be operational in March 2020, March 2021, March 2022 and March 2023, respectively.

 

Netherlands’ based Louis Dreyfus will build the coal-handling facilities and France’s EDF will supply coal for the plant.

 

The Hassyan Clean Coal Power Plant Project is a modified initiative that began initially as the Hassyan Independent Water and Power Project, which the UAE deferred in 2012. In its current incarnation, the Hassyan plant will employ coal-fired ultra-supercritical technology.

 

The plant will include advanced environmental control systems such as electrostatic precipitators (ESP) and seawater flue gas desulphurisation (SWFGD) systems. These will enable to achieve NOx, SOx and particulate emission levels that are twice below the European guidelines, making it one of the cleanest coal-fired power plants available. 

 

ACES won geotechnical investigation award. The scope of work includes drilling of 135 offshore boreholes with depths up to 20 meters below seabed, drilling of 425 on land boreholes with depths up to 35 meters and excavation of trial pits.

 

Additionally, the investigation included substantial field testing and monitoring including the installation of piezometers, packer permeability testing, falling head permeability testing, pressure meter testing, as well as down-hole and electrical resistivity geophysical tests.

 

The project is in line with Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 that focuses on creating an environmentally-friendly energy mix with 25% coming from solar power, 7% from nuclear energy, 7% from clean coal, and gas providing the remaining 61% by 2030.

Project Structure:
The project client is the Hassyan Energy Company. Hassyan Energy Company is a joint venture between Dewa (51 percent) and Acwa Power Harbin Holding Company (49 percent). The 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) agreement has been signed between Dewa and Saudi-based Acwa Power for the development of Phase One of the Hassyan Clean Coal independent power project (IPP) project. A consortium led by the UK’s EY (formerly Ernst & Young) is the financial advisor for the IPP project. The project will be funded by debt of $2.5bn and equity of $650mn. About 78% debt is raised from Chinese Banks. The remaining 22% of debt will be provided by the Standard Chartered of UK, National Commercial Bank (NCB) of Saudi Arabia, and Union National Bank (UNB) and First Gulf Bank (FGB) of UAE.
JamalAl Shaheen
Designation: Project Manager
Department: DEWA
Phone: +971 4 - 802 4675
KhaledAl Khaja
Designation: Vice President for Projects
Department: DEWA
Phone: +971 4-324-4444
Fax: +971 4-324-8111
KhalidLootah
Designation: Planning & Projects Manager
Department: DEWA
Phone: .+971. 4 3244444